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11-12-2012 05:48 PM Introduction to my project
So, i ran across a couple weeks ago and have really enjoyed the extensive amount of information here. I had already started my project a little while back so i'm starting this journal a bit late. There won't be many photos in this journal but i want a good way to keep track of my project and i like this place, so my lowly journal will be here for whoever wants to read it. I'm not building a hot rod but rather scratch-building a fairly normal car. The whole idea is to have a drivable automobile for a reasonable cost, and the tremendous joy of the build. How will it look? Well, imagine taking the outline your average car, (crown vic is what i used) and narrowing the hood in so the grille is 2 feet wide, slanted forward slightly and pointed in front. The top of the hood is level and flat except for a very slight ridge down the middle. Now narrow the body and add running boards. Draw a line from the top back curve of the roof to the bumper. Now you've got the basic picture. Currently i have the frame done, and have purchased a 3.42 rear end from a 1989 ford f-150. Right now i have nothing to do, waiting for rear leaf springs and not willing to go to Tucson (i live 100 miles away) for only them.

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11-14-2012 03:48 PM now for some springs
I called a neighbor about an old ford explorer he's parting out. Plan to be there at 8:00 tomorrow morning to remove the rear leaf springs for use on my car.

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11-16-2012 05:49 PM got the springs
It didn't work to go yesterday as planned but this morning i went over and pulled the leaf springs. Now i'm trying to setup the suspension and having some issues but i think i'll get it.

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11-17-2012 06:09 PM Spring mounting
Today i moved my frame to our carport, where i could mock up my rear suspension on concrete. I built an L-shaped bracket for each side, which the shackles are bolted to. These brackets were welded to the frame now i plan to build a similar bracket for the front.

Leaving on a trip tomorrow so no posts for a while...

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12-01-2012 02:56 PM Home and back to work
I hate posts that start out with 'its been a long time since the last post'. They just bug me. So, back form a long trip and its been a long time since the last post. I'm still just working on the leaf spring mounts, i have all the stuff i need so it's just work until the rear suspension is done.

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